A cruel but beautiful heiress screws over a hired carpenter, who later is the first one to find her when she gets amnesia. Looking for a little revenge he convinces her that she's his wife.

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Storyline

Rich bitch Joanna hires country carpenter Dean to build a closet on her yacht. When the two don't see eye-to-eye, Dean is left unpaid while Joanna sets sail. The following day, Joanna is fished out of the sea, after falling overboard, suffering from amnesia. Dean sees a neat way to regain the money she owes him... he tells her she's his wife; that way Dean gets a free housekeeper and mother for his four kids. Written by Rob Hartill

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16 December 1987 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Yli laidan  »

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$26,713,187 (USA)
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Trivia

The name of Joanna (Goldie Hawn)'s luxury yacht in the movie was the "SS Immaculata". The boat was portrayed by the vessel "Attessa" and was also used for the film Indecent Proposal (1993). DVD sleeve notes have said "the 130th Stayton yacht, bedecked in crystal chandeliers and velvet cheetah upholstery, was docked in Fort Bragg's Noyo Harbor". The vessel had a Kong & Halvorsen hull from 1984, was called "Yecats" at the time Overboard (1987) was filmed, was renamed "Huntress" at some time, had a small helipad on the aft deck, and was later lengthened to 142 feet. The Kong & Halvorsen '130' 'Yecats' yacht was later destroyed in a fire but the crew and passengers all survived. See more »

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Before the principal gets in her car, she rips all the toilet paper off her clothes, but when she climbs in her car, the toilet paper is back. See more »

Quotes

Travis Proffitt: Are you sure this is gonna work?
Charlie: My ideas ALWAYS work. I'm gifted.
Travis Proffitt: I loved it when you glued Joey to the toilet seat.
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SOMETHING SPECIAL
Written and Performed by Randy Newman
Produced by James Newton Howard
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funnier than most
25 August 2002 | by (Winnipeg) – See all my reviews

I like this film, and it has many memorable moments. The hose scene, and Russel's antics. This is a great movie, Russel does comedy perfectly. He can play the all American, guy next store better than anyone else. This movie is a tribute to his acting ability. I can watch this one over and over. 8/10


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